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CFSA offers two membership categories:  

1) Voting Membership—funeral suppliers with industry product sales of longer than 6 months, and

2) Associate Membership—funeral suppliers with industry product sales of less than 6 months.    

 

VOTING MEMBERSHIP  

Eligibility  

Any firm which sells goods or services to funeral homes, cemeteries, crematories or funeral-related supply companies is eligible for membership. Companies must have at least six months of documented sales within funeral service to be eligible for voting membership.  

 

Annual Dues

Annual dues are paid based on the gross sales of caskets, funeral supplies, and/or services sold in the preceding year, in accordance with the schedule of assessments officially adopted by the Association. Gross sales are defined as total annual sales within the death care industry, less sales taxes and returned merchandise, if any. No other exclusions may be taken in calculating gross sales for dues purposes. Industry sales include burial garments, burial vaults, caskets, embalming chemicals and miscellaneous merchandise and services sold to funeral directors; and caskets, casket parts, hardware, finishes, coatings and coverings, textiles, steel or other supplies and services sold to casket companies.

 

NOTE: Please note that dues and gross sales information is kept strictly confidential.  Gross revenue information is used by CFSA only to calculate dues, and we never record or disclose this information to anyone, including the Board of Directors.

 

All branches, subsidiaries, and related firms should be members of the Association under its aggregate dues provision.  If all corporations are not brought into Association membership, the corporation with the largest dollar sales shall be the CFSA member.  For more information about dues levels, contact CFSA at 847.295.6630.

 

Download the Voting Member benefits brochure.

  

 

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP  

Eligibility

Any firm which sells goods or services to funeral homes, cemeteries, crematories or funeral-related supply companies is eligible for Associate membership if they have fewer than six months of documented sales within the death care industry. Companies may renew their Associate membership for only one additional year. They must achieve six months of sales within two years to convert to a Voting member.  

 

Annual Dues

All Associate members pay $490 (US dollars) per year regardless of company revenue. Payment is due upon submission of the membership application.  

 

Download the Associate Member benefits brochure.

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